Need to Know
AVIXA: AV sales growth remains strong despite Delta wave
Employment is up but at a slower rate than the June record and are expected to rise again in August to support continuing growth
Antares Introduces Auto-Key Mobile pitch detection app
From the maker of Auto-Tune and initially for iOS
NAB supports Wideband Multichannel Audio System (WMAS ) with restrictions
It says FCC should allow the wireless mic technology on a secondary basis
AVIXA updates InfoComm COVID requirements to require vaccine or negative test
Proof of vaccine/negative test required along with masking for all
CEDIA Expo 2021: Emerald assures attendees the show goes on
CEDIA Expo owner Emerald provides update, says show is ‘100% going on’ in Indy while addressing health & safety concerns, COVID-related cancellations.
NYC to mandate vaccines for staff and customers of indoor businesses
Restaurants, gyms, entertainment venues, and other indoor businesses must require proof of vaccination; proof of vaccine will also be required for the city's outdoor Homecoming Concerts
FYI Google will soon block sign in on old Android devices
This applies to devices running Android 2.3.7 and older
WATCH: “Acoustic tweezers” lift tiny ball off a board with sound
Futuristic it may seem, but the idea of using sound waves to levitate tiny objects is something we’ve seen demonstrated in a number of interesting ways. Scientists in...
Microsoft Windows 365 is a Windows PC in the cloud
Windows 365--coming August 2--will deliver a full, personalized virtual PC experience from the cloud to any device, giving workers and organizations power, simplicity and security for hybrid work
Acoustic Sound Screw wants to be a cheaper tool for soundproofing
The spring-loaded acoustic Sound Screw is a low-impact, inexpensive sound dampening idea
This is the world’s lightest sound insulating material
Scientists at University of Bath say it could be commercialized within 18 months.
New USB-C v2.1 spec more than doubles power to 240 watts
USB Implementers Forum released the new spec today that doubles the power you can send over USB-C cables--if you have the right cable
Global chip shortage and other supply chain issues
Industry leaders discuss the Impact on ProAV
Analysis: Display supply chain disruption due to component shortage and high-demand
Based on Omdia’s Large Area Display Price Tracker, April 2021, Sanju Khatri, director of consulting for displays, ProAV and consumer devices at research and consultancy firm Omdia, provided some...
Bose hearing aid is first to be FDA-cleared for direct-to-consumer
Bose SoundControl hearing aid enters the market
FCC approves $7 billion for remote learning equipment
Will this money aimed at closing the "homework gap" translate to more AV opportunity in schools?
Zigbee Alliance becomes Connectivity Standards Alliance
The standard from the Amazon/Google/Apple-backed alliance is called "Matter" (nee CHIP).
Photonic device makes light any color by manipulating individual photons
It's an on-demand color modulator
Jabra launches intelligent camera and videobar for collaboration in the hybrid world
Jabra AI camera and videobar--Jabra PanaCast 50 and PanaCast 20 reinvent the meeting room and hybrid work for modern collaboration through immersive video
Apple commits $430 billion in US investments over five years
The accelerated commitment will fund a new North Carolina campus and job-creating investments in innovative fields like silicon engineering and 5G technology